Jeff Sipe on tour with Modern India

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya’s latest album Beyond The Ragasphere is his meteoric shower of Indian classical music that redefines traditional raga form exploring new cosmic collaborations.

With a stellar line-up of international musicians in this album he is joined by jazz guitarist John McLaughlin and Bluegrass Dobro legend Jerry Douglas. TheSpanish guitarist, Adam Del Monte peps up flamenco flavours over several tracks and Jeff Sipe, an American jazz-funk drummer, also joins Debashish on his kit as also Tabla maestros Bickram Ghosh and Tanmoy Bose. The album introduces Debashish’s brilliant teenage daughter Anandi Bhattacharya who mesmerizes with her dexterous vocals and also features his brother Subhasis who creates fireworks on the Tabla

Beyond The Ragasphere is dedicated to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. During the late 19th and early 20th centuryTagore crafted some of India’s most beloved music, art and poetry. Vivekananda worked tirelessly to introduce the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the West in the late 19th century and is credited with helping to elevate Hinduism to the recognised status of a major world religion.

All tracks composed, arranged and edited by Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya.

Guest artists appearing in the album :

   John McLaughlin Adam Del Monte Jeff Sipe Jerry Douglas Bikram Ghosh Tanmoy Bose